The Elena Leona Project

A Small Sip of “1st Cup”

Check out this short clip of us playing the destined-to-be-a-classic “1st Cup” taken during a gig opening for Sti-Lo Reel at Sam Bond’s Garage last May.

Up the Funk: ELP gets shout out in Eugene Weekly

“The Elena Leona Project (ELP) is sizzle, spice and everything nice,” says Eugene Weekly writer Kelsey Anne Rankin.

Like the lovechild of Lauren Hill and Etta James, this band is funky.

ELP started in Eugene and has been performing at local venues for a few years. The band has undergone several makeovers (switching out some band members here and there) since the beginning, but Elena Leona (lead vocals) says, “This feels like the right group.”

Contagiously excitable, Leona’s personality shines through in her amazing vocal control. In the length of one song, she’ll go from rap to velvety vocals, to jazz scat and belting out downright incredible notes. Will Brack keeps the time on drums while John Brewer (guitar) and Zach Rousch (bass) move fluidly between slow blues and fast jazz melodies.

We couldn’t agree more! Click here to read the full article.

JPR’s Favorite Regional Tiny Desk Contest Entries

Very cool for The E.L.P to get a shoutout from Jefferson Public Radio in their own regional version of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest! Click here for the article.

NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Submission

The E.L.P has humbly submitted a video to NPR Music’s Tiny Desk contest for unsigned artists. Purposely raw and unprocessed, we tried to capture what we bring during a live performance. Check out our submission. Please give us a like!